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Fireworks and Pipe Bombs: How Greek Towns Celebrate Easter

On the island of Chios, rival parishes launch makeshift rockets at each other, while on Andros, iron pipes filled with gunpowder blow up right next to the Easter procession.
Nafsika Mavromoustakou

What It's Really Like to Work on a Greek Party Island

"An entire bathroom stall was covered in shit. I stood guard, making sure no one tried to go in, while my boss put on a mask and walked in there to clean up the mess."
Tasos Magiopoulos

Photos of the Destructive Wildfires Devastating Greece

In this small town right outside of Athens, 26 of the 74 people killed in the wildfires were found on a single plot of land.
Kostas Koukoumakas

I've Broken Out of Jail by Helicopter, Twice

We spoke to Alket Rizai about his escapes, which were remarkably similar to the escape last week by French prisoner Redoine Faid.
Tasos Theofillou

Women Talk About the Worst Body Shaming They've Experienced

"I've been told that I look like a reptile and that my skin is repulsive."
Melpomeni Maragkidou

I Went to a 'Bar Fight Seminar' to Learn to Defend Myself Against Angry Drunks

With some basic Krav Maga and a broken bottle or two, you can win any bar brawl.
Antonis Konstantaras

The Corruption I Saw Working for a Greek Public Hospital

Giving money to a doctor before surgery is a no-no, but after the operation, it's a "thank-you present."
Anna Nini
refugee crisis

Child Refugees Are Being Abused By European Border Officials

A report by Doctors Without Borders details the mistreatment of refugees along the Balkan Route.
Kostas Koukoumakas

What It's Like to Transition in Different Parts of the World

From Canada to Serbia, and all the way to Australia—eight individuals talk about coming out as transgender in their respective countries.
VICE Staff
Kris Phillips
Fury W
Iris Echeverry
Bad Decisions

I Spent 24 Hours Stuck in a Hole on the Side of a Mountain

Alexander Katritsis thought climbing a mountain would help him deal with his grief. Instead, he fell down a slope and his problems only got worse.
Alexander Katritsis
Greek crisis

A Struggling Greek Family Opened Their Home to Refugees

Stamatis and Katerina share the little they have with a family of refugees who have nothing.
Maria Louka
refugee crisis

We Talked with Idomeni Villagers About Helping Refugees in Their Tiny Border Town

"While there should never have been this much suffering, I feel blessed that I could do something."
Kostas Koukoumakas, Photos: Alexandros Avramidis